Ann Yeung enjoys a multi-faceted career and is recognized as one of the foremost harpists of her generation. Her students include international and national top prizewinners, members of professional orchestras and university faculty members, innovative chamber ensemble founders, arts administrators, leaders of some of the largest secondary school harp programs in the U.S.,and finding success and fulfillment in diverse areas of expertise. She is Past President of the American Harp Society, Inc. and formerly Editor of the World Harp Congress Review. She is a founding member of the Aletheia Duo with flutist Jonathan Keeble, principal harpist of the Sinfonia da Camera, and Professor of Harp at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Julia Kay Jamieson, guest composer
A passionate advocate for new music, she is the principal harpist of the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, has given numerous world premiere performances and has performed in SEAMUS (Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States) conferences. Julia was the featured concert artist, clinician and composer for events including the 2017 and 2012 annual Harp Day in Eugene, Oregon, the 2012 Illinois Summer harp class, and the 2014 High Cascade Harp Camp in Suttle Lake, OR. She is a regular faculty member and featured presenter at the Canadian International Summer Harp Institute. She has been commissioned to write several harp ensemble pieces, including “Sea” and “Locomotive” for the Illinois Summer Harp Class. As a founding member of the quartet, The HarpCore 4, Julia has innovatively arranged and performed popular music throughout the country, including a performance in the 2015 Midwest Harp Festival in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the 2010 American Harp Society National Conference in Tacoma, Washington.
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Molly O’Roark is a dynamic performer and composer known for crafting exciting and energetic programs that showcase her love of music and the harp as well as enhancing the traditional concert experience. She teaches for the Urban Youth Harp Ensemble and the University of North Georgia-Dahlonega. Read more at: mollyoroarkharpist.com
Noël Wan collaborates with her instrument to explore convergences between body, identity, and space in musical performance and also is an international prize-winning harpist. She teaches at Western University’s Don Wright Faculty of Music in Canada.
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